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Swimmer dies in river at Cedar Rapids

July 17, 2021 GMT

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A man’s body has been recovered after he went under water while swimming in a river at Cedar Rapids and did not resurface.

The Cedar Rapids Gazette reports that firefighters were called just before 5:30 p.m. Friday to the Cedar River. Witnesses said a man in his 40s was swimming and began to struggle.

The man’s body was found about 30 minutes later, 15 feet from the shore. His name has not been released.